Saturday, April 25, 2009

Iraqis will not be abandoned

Clinton Reiterates Iraq Commitment
Latest Attacks Fuel Residents' Anxiety

By Mary Beth Sheridan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, April 26, 2009

BAGHDAD, April 25 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promised the people of war-torn Iraq on Saturday that the Obama administration would not abandon them as it begins to pull out U.S. troops.

Clinton flew to the country Saturday morning on the heels of four suicide bombings in two days that killed more than 160 people. The violence signaled the difficulties the Obama administration may face as it tries to shift troops from Iraq to the escalating war in Afghanistan. cont

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